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Rockin’ Whorl

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I have been talking about doing a spinning club for years. I have even gone as far as planning out projects and sourcing for breed specific fibers. It’s been one of those things that always got moved to the back burner as other parts of life and work were more demanding.  This past February, when I was at a spinning retreat with Judith, I realized, as I sat there for days and days spinning to my heart’s content, that the time had come and was now or never.

So…here were are!!!   It is up on the website right now as I write this blog post.

Since this year has been about change, growth, and movement, I’ve decided to do this club a little differently than we do the sock club. If you recall, a month or so ago I asked what you’d like to see in a spinning club, and I tried to incorporate as many of your wishes as I could.

We are starting with small steps, which actually is just how I started the sock club; it just didn’t stay that way for very long.  Anyway…for the rest of 2013, we’re offering the spinning club in three individual packages and then, also, as a group of three (with a small discount), which gives you choices!!  So if you just want or can afford one, then you have that option. We are offering a limited number to start with, and once we get our bearings, we’ll probably up the number next year.  You should know, though, that once we hit our limit ,we will be closing down sign-ups for 2013, which means that if you order the August package and then change your mind a month later, there’s a good chance we’ll be sold out. So just keep that in mind.

We’re starting Rockin’ Whorl with some of my favorite tops: Polwarth, BFL Tussah, and BFL Mixed, Baby Camel, Merino and Silk, and will then work our way into batts and all kinds of other glorious breeds, blends and put-ups and who knows what other fiber wonder. I’m so excited with the prospect of working with so many differing fibers, blends, put-ups, the creative people who make them and what we then can create with them.  I am first and foremost a spinner. I love the process of spinning and making yarn and this makes my woolly heart  hum with joy.  We’ll spin for all kinds of color, we’ll explore different breeds, the best way to process and spin them based on what they are; we’ll talk tons about blending and so much more. There is no end to the twists and turns we’ll take!

I hope you’ll join me on this yarn making journey.

 

Seasonal Hue Shift Update:

As promised the list of colorways from your wish list that really are up temporarily. We’ll be taking these back to Hue-Spa this Wednesday before 12:00 pm Pacific time.

 Apple Vally Road * Alina * Barney Rubble * Chawton Cottage * Cozy, Fierce and Dirty Girl

Dragon Dance * Drucilla * Fairgrounds * Faulty Dyer * G-Rocks * Ilanaaq

 Koi Koi * Lettuce Knit

 Monsoon * Mr.Green Jeans

 Pop Rocks * Rabia * Scaponia  * Sassafras * Spawn of Braun

 Storeytime  * Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Dah

I think I did that right. Holy moly that was way harder then you would think. I kept deleting the ones that were leaving and leaving the ones that were staying. Obviously time to head to the dye pots!

 

Before I head to the barn, please join me in welcoming to our LYS family Rebecca Hart and her lovely yarn store,  Warm’n Fuzzy in Cary, North Carolina. If you’re in the neighborhood, say hi and stop by she just got a shipment of Blue Moon!

 

3 Comments
  1. shannanstitches #

    Woohoo for a spinning club! I didn’t even hesitate and just signed up for all 3 shipments. :)

    June 24, 2013
  2. tampnp #

    I’m SOOOOOOOO in!!!! Just signed up for all 3 and CAN. NOT. WAIT!!

    June 24, 2013
  3. Sunshine #

    Ok, I just signed up as well! The silk and the baby camel hair just did me in. ;)

    As a very beginning hand spindle spinner (Golding <3) this should be interesting. I anticipate continuing to practice first on my beginner's kits, and then moving to the tops and batts sent. I am really looking forward to the Spinner's Notes, because I have a feeling I will be learning a great deal from them. All my fiber on the spindles is solid. I am waiting to play with my painted fibers when I have a better sense how what one does impacts the look of the final yarn.

    I am really excited! Will there eventually be a web page for the spinners as well?

    June 27, 2013

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